Rare Book Monthly

Articles - January - 2019 Issue

eCatalogues: Seasons Greetings from RBH Members

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Book Fairs: the antidote to Bookshop Closings

As the printed catalogue has declined many smart sellers have shifted to eCatalogues to showcase material.  This holiday season we are pleased to present the most recent fifty eCatalogue presentations RBH members have posted.  The world now relies on online databases to locate specific material but dealers have long understood that organized subjects in catalogue form sell better.  eCatalogues are the logical middle ground so take a hard look.  Dealers are out there, while hoping to sell their material, are also occupying new intellectual space.  They all deserve our support.   

1

Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books

Books from the Library of Ira Gershwin

450 books from the library of George and Ira Gershwin

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2

Crow Hop Rare Books

E-List 4

Holiday 2018

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3

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Items: Civil, Common & Roman Law

E-List 30 Items

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4

Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 320: Typography and Printing History

Illustrated list with 30 items on typography and printing history.

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5

William Reese Co.

The Second World War

Americana e-list consisting of 19 items, illustrated.

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6

Patrick McGahern Books

Catalogue 271. Canadian Rare Books, Maps & Prints

And other rare and antiquarian books

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7

The Wayfarer's Bookshop

Exploration, Travels & Voyages: Books, Games, Maps & Prints

Including Islamic, Japanese and Russian Items

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8

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Items: Canon, Civil, Common, Customary, Ecclesiastical, Feudal, Roman

E-List 30 Items

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9

Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts

Americana, Politics, & Culture

Recent acquisitions of items of unique historical interest

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10

Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 319: Economics - Government & the Private Sector

Illustrated list with 111 items on government interaction with the private sector.

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11

Daniel Crouch Rare Books

Christmas Catalogue 2018

Interesting and unusual recent acquisitions

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12

Hordern House Rare Books

The Baudin Expedition to Australia (1800-1804)

Highly Important original works of art, views and portraits from the Expedition.

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13

Yesterday's Muse Inc.

Winter 2018

Highlights from recent acquisitions.

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14

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Items: Canon, Civil, Common, Roman & Scots Law

E-List 30 Items

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15

Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 318: The Middle Ages

Illustrated list with 50 items, including history, art, architecture, women

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16

RAPTIS RARE BOOKS

Raptis Rare Books Holiday Catalog 2018

Browse exceptional gifts in this Holiday Catalog

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17

Kurt A. Sanftleben t/a Read'Em Again Books

18-6 (End-of-Year Clearance)

Catalog 18-6 contains 75 items: books, miniature books, leaves, documents, speeches, ephemera, maps

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18

Daniel Crouch Rare Books

China In Print

Catalogue for China in Print 2018 Fair in Hong Kong

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19

William Reese Co.

The War to End All Wars: The History, Literature & Images of World War One

E-list consisting of 47 items, illustrated.

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20

J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians

AUTOGRAPHS, PRINTS, & MEMORABILIA

From the Collection of Marilyn Horne

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21

William Reese Co.

359 The 17th Century

Americana catalogue, 138 items, illustrated.

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22

William Reese Co.

Boston Book Fair 2018

86 Americana items, illustrated.

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23

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

30 American, English & Scottish Trials

E-List 30 Items

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24

Antiquates Ltd

List Bp - Christmas is coming!

125 books from the seventeenth-twentieth centuries

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25

Asia Bookroom

Hong Kong Book Fair 2018

A selection of highlights from our stand at the Hong Kong Antiquarian Book Fair in December 2018.

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26

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

30 Recent Acquisitions: American, English & Scots Law, 1640-1965

E-List 30 Items

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27

Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 317: Thirteen Recent Acquisitions

Including Japan, manuscripts, exhibition catalogues, children's literature, Brazil, Latin America

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28

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Fine Press & Books About Books, Part 2

A further selection from a recently acquired collection of fine press, bibliography, and books about

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29

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Fine Press & Books About Books

A portion of a recently acquired collection of fine press, bibliography, and books about books

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30

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Colorado and the West

A fine private collection of 229 items relating to Colorado, the West, and the railroad.

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31

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Catalogue 4

104 fine books and manuscripts in a variety of fields

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32

Kurt A. Sanftleben t/a Read'Em Again Books

18-5 (Fall, 2018)

38 broadsides, letters, diaries, documents, memoirs, photo albums, playbills, etc.

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33

B & L Rootenberg Rare Books and Manuscripts

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair 2018

A selection of books exhibited at the Boston 2018 Book Fair

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34

Patrick McGahern Books

Catalogue 270

Canadiana - Including Military and Sporting

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35

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

30 Recent Acquisitions: Civil & Common Law, 1598-1949

E-List 30 Items

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36

William Reese Company

The Hub of the Universe: Boston in the 19th Century

Americana e-list consisting of 77 items, illustrated.

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37

Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts

Bill Mauldin Collection - Veteran's Day 2018

An Archive of Books, Cartoons, and Ephemera from the great Bill Mauldin

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38

Daniel Crouch Rare Books

X Marks the Spot

Pirates, privateers and their role in European relations

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39

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Catalogue 91: Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera, 15th to 20th Centuries

Catalogue 116 Items

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40

Richard C. Ramer

Special List 316: Festivities

Illustrated list with 57 items on festivities.

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41

William Reese Co.

Freedom's Symphony: The Music of America

Americana e-list consisting of 126 items relating to music, including sheet music. Illustrated.

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42

Crow Hop Rare Books

E-List 3: New Arrivals

25 items

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43

John Randall (Books of Asia)

Orientalia 6 - China

Travel and literature relating to China from the 16th to 20th centuries.

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44

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Books Listed in Beale’s Bibliography of Early English Law Book

E-List 30 Items

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45

Raptis Rare Books

Raptis Rare Books Fall 2018 Catalog

From Saint Augustine to Shel Silverstein

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46

Richard C. Ramer

Special List 315: Portents, Prophecies, and the Supernatural

Illustrated Halloween list: 57 items on prophecies, portents, occult, miracles, supernatural.

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47

Primary Sources

Catalogue 2

Rare Americana

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48

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Prints and Books with Illustrations

E-List 30 Items

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49

William Reese Co.

William Reese's "Six Score: The 120 Best Books on the Range Cattle Industry"

Offerings from Bill Reese's bibliography of the range cattle industry. 59 items, illustrated.

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50

The Wayfarer's Bookshop

50 Unique Items

Archives, Drawings, Manuscripts & Watercolours

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Eric Carle, <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar,</i> hand-painted collage. Sold for a record $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Couple passing a giant bird house,</i> watercolor cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1948. Sold for $16,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Miriam Troop, <i>Rain on Laundry Day,</i> oil on canvas, cover for <i>The Saturday Evening Post,</i> 1940. Sold for $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Rockwell Kent, <i>To All Fascists,</i> ink broadside for The League of American Writers, circa 1937. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Jo Mielziner, <i>Pet Shop Drop,</i> backdrop design for <i>Pal Joey</i> on Broadway, 1940. Sold for a record $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Lee Brown Coye, acrylic cover illustration for the 25th anniversary of <i>Weird Tales,</i> 1944. Sold for $18,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Virgil Finlay, <i>The Outsider & Others,</i> pen & ink dust jacket illustration for H.P. Lovecraft's book, 1939. Sold for $5,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Al Hirschfeld, <i>Paul Robeson as Othello,</i> illustration for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1942. Sold for $68,750
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Frederic Remington, pen & ink illustration for <i>A Scout with the Buffalo Soldiers</i> in <i>The Century</i> magazine, 1889. Sold for $17,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> EARLY AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE. Chronicling 20th century aviation from the earliest Wright Brothers images through commercial and military applications. $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> SPUTNIK-1 EMC/EMI LAB MODEL, 1957. Full scale vintage test model of the Sputnik-1 satellite, Moscow, [February, 1957]. $400,000 to $600,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> FIRST TELEPHONE CALL TO THE MOON. Partial transcription signed by Apollo 11 astronauts and President Nixon. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> Apollo 11 Beta cloth crew emblem, SIGNED BY THE ENTIRE APOLLO 11 CREW. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> GEMINI 1/8 SCALE MODEL. Rarely seen large-scale contractor's model. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Dubliners,</i> first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1914. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> The Beatles.- Baker (Geoffrey.) 3 Autograph Letters and 1 Autograph Card signed to Ann Gosnell, addtionally sgn’d by George Harrison, John Lennon, Cynthia Lennon and others, 1968. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Pilgrim Press.- Dod (John). <i>A plaine and familiar exposition of the tenne commandements ...,</i> [Leiden], [William Brewster], 1617. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Automaton Chess Player & Mechanical Illusion.- Reynell (H., printer). “The Famous Chess-Player, No.14, St.James's-Street, next Brooks's,” broadside advertisement for "The famous Automaton", [1784]. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Clemens (Samuel Langhorne). <i>Life on the Mississippi,</i> first English edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1883. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Arctic Sledge Flag.- Fulford (Reginald Baldwin). Sledge flag... HMS Discovery, 1875. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> first edition, first printing, 1997. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Piranesi (Giovanni Battista). <i>Le Antichità Romane,</i> 4 vol., 1756. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal, called). <i>Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus Celebriores,</i> 3 parts in 1, Richard Ford's copy, Venice, Giovanni Battista Pasquali, 1751. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Atlases.- Speed (John). <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> bound with <i>The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine,</i> 1631-27. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Anatomical illustration.- Aselli (Gaspare). <i>De lactibus sive lacteis venis... dissertatio,</i> first edition, Milan, Giovanni Battista Bidelli, 1627. £20,000 to £30,000
  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>September 25, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 8vo, 1997. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Bible, Italian.- Malermi Bible, woodcut illustrations, folio, Lazaro de Soardi & Bernardino Benali, Venice,1517. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Germany.- Homann (Johann Baptist). <i>Atlas von Deutschland,</i> engraved half title, hand coloured, 87 double page engraved maps, [folio, Erben, Nuremberg, 1753]. £8,000 to £10,000
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>September 25, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> [Mirk (John)].- <i>Liber festivalis et Quatuor sermons</i> [bound with], [Le Roy (Pierre)] <i>A Pleasant Satyre or Poesie,</i> first edition in English, Widdow Orwin for Thomas Man, 1595, 8vo. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Antoninus Florentinus (Saint Archbishop of Florence). <i>Confessionale: Defecerunt…,</i> 8vo, Pietro Quarengi, Venice, 15 February 1499. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Jesuit Letters.- [Froes (Father Luigi) & et al.)] Avvisi del Giapone de gli anni 1582, 1583, 1584…, 1586 [bound with] Avvisi della Cina et Giapone…, FIRST EDITIONS, Rome. £1,000 to £1,500
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>September 25, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Plutarch & Probus (Aemilius). <i>Plutarchi Cheronei et Aemilii Probi Illustrium,</i> folio, Nicolas de Pratis for Jean-Petit, Paris, 1521. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Bible.- English. <i>The Byble in Englyshe of the Largest and Greatest volume,</i> elaborate woodcut border, text vignettes, folio, 1541. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Fore-edge Painting.- Lord George Byron, The Giaour, a Fragment of a Turkish Tale, bound with 10 other titles, 4 plates marked 'Proof.', 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>September 25, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Manson (John). Twelve by Sixteen Papers of John Mason, a collection of 50 sheets of paper, some watermarked, 12 x 16”, c.1978. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Dr. No,</i> FIRST EDITION, original boards, dust-jacket, 8vo, 1958. £700 to £900
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Eliot (T.S.) <i>Four Quartets,</i> NUMBER 121 of 290 COPIES, signed by author, 1960. £400 to £600

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